Out and AboutRutland certainly lives up to its motto "multum in parvo" (much in little) with Rutland Water with its sailing, cycling, fishing, rock climbing, butterfly and aquatic centre, nature reserve and walking.
Tiny Rutland, is just 20 miles across, it may be the smallest county in England but it is packed with a host of things for you to do during your stay. It has two bustling market towns, Oakham and Uppingham, and more than forty picturesque villages of thatched, stone-built cottages, there's so much to see in Rutland it's hard to know where to start.
You'll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy an active break in Rutland. Watersports enthusiasts should head for Rutland Water where you can hire a canoe or rowing boat to paddle around the sheltered creek and harbour at Whitwell.
The following places below are just some of the attractions you could visit while staying at Rutland Luxury Lodges.
Greetham Valley Golf Club
Geoff Hamilton's TV Garden
Yew Tree Avenue
Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre www.rutland-falconry.com
Oakham Castle www.rutland.gov.uk/castle
Rutland Railway Museum
Rutland Waters with activities
Bosworth Battlefield www.bosworthbattlefield.com
Burghley House www.burghley.co.uk
Belton House www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Belvoir Castle www.belvoircastle.com
Rockingham Race Track
Rockingham Castle www.rockinghamcastle.com
Grimsthorpe Castle www.grimsthorpe.co.uk
The Sun Inn Cottesmore
Snibston science and technology museum www.snibston.com
For Rutland Cycling information visit www.rutlandcycling.com
For more information call Rutland Tourist Info: 01780 686800 or visit:
Melton Mowbray. A large market with stalls in the town centre and undercover at the cattle market. There is also a Farmers Market undercover at the cattle market.
Oakham Market. Stalls in the Market Square.
Uppingham Market. Stalls in the Market Square.
Melton Mowbray Farmers Market. At the Melton Mowbray Cattle Market.
Stamford Market. Large market in Town Centre.
Melton Mowbray. Stalls in the Town Centre.
Oakham Market. Stalls in the Market Square.
Grantham Market. Large market in Town Centre
Events 2017Events around Rutland for 2017, more will be added during the year. Please check venue to confirm event is on before making the trip. Don't forget to stay with us when you visit these events. For further details Email : firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.discover-rutland.co.uk
Events around Rutland for 2017, more will be added during the year. Please check venue to confirm event is on before making the trip. Don't forget to stay with us when you visit these events.
Barnsdale Gardens: 14 - 17 April. Easter at Barnsdale Gardens. Gardens open 9am - 5pm. Egg painting 12pm-4pm on Saturday. Kids’ Easter hunt every day. Come for a fun-filled family weekend! Everyone can paint an egg to help decorate our special Easter Tree and youngsters can have a cracking good time hunting for tokens to swap for a chocolatey Easter treat. More information visit www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk
Barnsdale Gardens Spring Birdwatch: 23 April, 12pm-4pmMeet expert spotters and take a special twitcher’s tour of the Gardens with Phil Rudkin. You can chat with our clever makers of bird boxes and bug hotels or make a simple bird feeder yourself to take home. Barnsdale provides a home for a huge variety of garden birds, with guest appearances by the residents of nearby Rutland Water, so there’ll be plenty to see and even the youngest visitor will be able to get a great view on the woodland webcam. More information visit www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk
Barnsdale Gardens Dad’s Day Barbecue: 18 June, 12pm-4pm Bring your dad for a day out at Barnsdale and we'll treat him to a FREE man-sized, home-made burger and locally-brewed bottle of beer. www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk
Easter Sunday and Monday at Rockingham Castle 16th and 27th April. Come along to the annual children’s Easter Hunt (tokens in exchange for eggs) and family quiz which takes place in the beautiful Castle Gardens. Alongside this there will be the infamous Wentworth’s quiz. A fun filled family outing for the Easter weekend. 12 noon – 5pm. For more information visit www.rockinghamcastle.com/
Rockingham Castle Jousting and Medieval Living History Village Sunday 18th June The Knights of Nottingham and the Oxford Household make a thrilling return to Rockingham Castle. With baronial banners streaming, the glint of the sun on steel bladed swords and axes, the armoured knights will fight it out on horseback and on foot. The Black Knight has come to do battle and he intends to win at any cost. Out in the arenathere will be displays by armour clad warriors of sword and pike drill, skill-at-arms and combat prior to the jousters taking the field. Audience participation is expected! A fire eating display, jester in the grounds and story telling for children and adults are all set to entertain you. For more information visit www.rockinghamcastle.com/
For more information about these and many other events in the area visit www.discover-rutland.co.uk or telephone 01780 686800
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